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BBC bosses won't allow the Time Lord to regenerate into a woman as it would mean parents having to explain what a sex change is to kids.

Fans were shocked after Matt Smith, 30, announced he would be quitting the role after four years.

He will leave in the Christmas episode to pursue a movie career. The Beeb are now hunting for a new star to take over the Tardis.

Rumours are rife that for the first time in the sci-fi's show 50-year history, a woman may take on the part, with Sue Perkins, 43, and Miranda Hart, 40, both being touted.

Already bookies Ladbrokes have offered odds of 20-1 on Helen Mirren fighting Daleks and Cybermen. But ex-Who boss Russell T Davies, 50, claims it will never happen.

The writer and producer, who revived the show back in 2005, claims TV chiefs would never allow it because it's "a family show". They would not want parents to have to address the prickly topic of sex swaps to their kids.

He said: "While I think kids will not have a problem with a female Doctor, I think fathers will have a problem with it.

"That's because they will then imagine they will have to describe sex changes to their children."

Current boss Steven Moffat, 50, added: "Somewhere out there right now — all unknowing, just going about their business — is someone who's about to become the Doctor." Ladbrokes have made Shakespeare actor Rory Kinnear, 35, the 3-1 favourite. Whoever it is, Jenna Louise Coleman, 26, who plays companion Clara, will be staying to travel with the new Doc.

She said: "It will be a very difficult goodbye for me.

"I feel so privileged to have been part of Matt's reign, to have to been companion to what is and what I think always will be one of our greatest Doctors.

"I look forward to welcoming the next Doctor. But it' s not over till it's over. See ya at the big 5-0!"


Caption: TIME LADY? Sue Perkins

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